Indoor RC Scale Model Contest
Purpose: The purpose of this event is to share building, modifying and painting techniques as well as crown a “champion” regarding two disciplines i.e. building and flying. We would like to hope that you find new respect and enjoyment in participating in an event like this and support scale aero-modeling in the future!
The scale contest is sponsored by Flying Models.
- 3rd place winner - Receive a 1 year digital subscription to Flying Models
- 2nd place winner - Receive both a digital and print 1 year subscription to Flying Models
- 1st place winner - Receive a digital and print 1 year subscription plus a $50.00 coupon good towards any set of plans within the Carstens library.
E-Fest Scale Rules:
The model aircraft must be a replica of a full scale aircraft.
One model entry per contestant, owner/builder must pilot the aircraft.
There will be ONE (1) class and its will be called the “Open” Class
Fixed Wing Aircraft Weight Limit:
Fixed Wing — 12 oz max weight ready to fly with flight battery
Helicopters — Must be 130 size or smaller and the blade length must not exceed 130mm (blade bolt center to tip).
Helicopter aerobatics will not be permitted even if the full scale helicopter was capable
NOTE: Helicopters do not have a weight restriction.
1 - Static:
Your model will be judged on the following guidelines.
1. — Craftsmanship (0 to 20 pts)
2. — Realism (0 to 20 pts)
3. — Detail (0 to 20 pts)
2 - Flight Maneuvers:
Your aircraft will be judged on the following maneuvers. HINT: Optional maneuvers should be representative of the real aircraft. NOTE, IMPORTANT: Due to flight time constraints only the top 8 scoring static models will be forwarded to the flight portion of the contest.
1. Take off (0 to 10 pts) Takeoff and landing must be parallel to judges.
2. High Speed Fly-by (0 to 10 pts) pass to be 40-60 feet long between 10-20 feet altitude.
3. Maneuver of your choice (0 to 10 pts)
4. Maneuver of your choice (0 to 10 pts)
5. Landing (0 to 10 pts)
6. Flight Realism (0 to 10 pts)
(Other than Takeoff and landing, maneuvers do not have to be performed in the above order.)
3 - Bonus:
You will receive 5 bonus pts for picture or photocopy of the aircraft you are modeling.
NOTE: One of the two “maneuvers of your choice” can be substituted with “one” mechanical option i.e. flaps, gear, etc. (Lighting is NOT a mechanical option)
NOTE: The mechanical option must be proven and judged with the aircraft in flight.
Description of “maneuvers” begin on page SC20. http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/events/rulebooks/Scale.pdf
1 - Your “static score” will be the average between judges of the 3 static disciplines
2 - Your “flight score” will be the average between judges of the 6 flight maneuvers
3 - Your “bonus score” will be added to your combined static and flight scores
Your “total score” will be the sum of the static score, plus the flight score with the addition of you bonus score if you receive one.
The CD for the event is Mike Zaborowski email@example.com
A contestant number will be issued to you upon registration.
Registration begins at 9:00 am the Saturday of the event. No pre-registration.
Static judging to begin at 1pm
We will have 1/2 hour dedicated to the flight portion of the event (between 5:30 and 10PM). We will announce the start of the flying portion of the event as that time becomes apparent. Please everybody be ready.
There will be NO “SCALE ONLY” dedicated time slot before the flight portion of the contest for practice flights.
Contestants will have 4 minutes total time from when called to complete their flight, No exceptions.
High Static Score
Photos courtesy of Mark Fadely